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2000 Buick Park Avenue Sedan

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  • $31,965 original MSRP
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2000 Buick Park Avenue

Source: The Car Connection

A family favorite gets down to serious business underhood.

by Bob Storck

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Ever since the Park Avenue was introduced, it separated itself from the crop of U.S. luxury cars by its good packaging and attention to detail. While the division primarily appeals to traditional U.S. buyers, lots of import luxury car intenders would be wise to give it a look.

Park Avenue customers prize roominess, rich accommodations and a quiet, comfortable ride - as well as value. The most significant change in the last Park Avenue redesign involved adopting the body structure and chassis systems introduced in the Buick Riviera. Park Avenue is in fact a second-generation architectural design with a host of enhancements.

Park Avenue's robust architecture delivers a wealth of benefits: a quiet, solid ride for the life of the vehicle, superior road manners and responsive handling, safety-cage construction for outstanding crashworthiness and superior comfort. The Park Avenue is slightly larger than other near luxury competitors in practically all major interior and exterior dimensions. For example, the wheelbase was lengthened three inches to increase the room available for the driver and five passengers and improve the ride. Trunk utility is excellent because lift-over height is lower and the width of the opening is maximized with the use of diagonal cutlines for the decklid.

I especially applaud the seat-mounted safety belt system for front passengers, designed so the shoulder belt fits comfortably irrespective of seat position and occupant size. This is a safety feature initially introduced on upscale Mercedes sports cars, but deemed too expensive to install in most of their line. In the event of an airbag deployment, the doors automatically unlock in 15 seconds.

The car's engineers placed a strong emphasis on perfecting fundamental ride, quietness and comfort attributes. Engineers used state-of-the-art approaches such as torque-axis engine mounting and triple door seals to enhance comfort and quietness.

Supercharged Ultra power

Buick's successful 3800 Series II V-6s continue to power the Park Avenue. Except for oil and filter changes, both the normally aspirated and the supercharged powerplants are virtually 100,000-mile maintenance free. Park Avenue's naturally aspirated Series II delivers 205 horsepower at 5200 rpm while Park Avenue Ultra's supercharged Series II produces an impressive 240 horsepower at 5200 rpm.

Both benefit from a new TurboHydramatic 4T65E transaxle, which provides added capacity, more electronic control and a larger torque converter. These are the best automatic transmissions in the world, and are used by many upscale customers, including Volvo in their new luxury S80.

Customer benefits are enhanced driving smoothness and optimum fuel efficiency. Even though the new models are larger, projected fuel economy is unchanged from the previous models: 19 mpg city and 29 highway for Park Avenue and 18/27 for the supercharged Ultra. I've personally seen higher figures on three-hour interstate trips even while pushing the speed limits.

Park Avenue technical advancements include a higher-capacity four-wheel-disc anti-lock brake system, magnetic variable effort rack-and-pinion power steering, several aluminum suspension components, fixed-lens halogen headlamps and a more damage-resistant radio antenna embedded in the rear window.

An example of the robust design is a one-piece cast magnesium cross-car beam that serves as a body structural member as well as the primary instrument panel mounting support. Squeaks and rattles in the instrument panel are much less likely because the beam eliminates numerous individual brackets. (Magnesium is an exceptional material having high strength and stiffness with very low weight.)

Among other enhancements is a new multiplexing technology that reduces the number of wires that go into a door by 75 percent, which translates into reduced complexity, less bulk for ease of packaging and improved reliability. This was introduced by Lexus, and will become more common in the future.

The ComforTemp climate control system again has dual controls and adjustable rear seat vents. Comfortable 10-way power driver and front passenger seats are a split-frame design that allows the seat bottom to be adjusted independently of the backrest. Four-way lumbar support adjustment, standard on Ultra and optional on Park Avenue, is also power operated.

Riviera influences

William L. Porter, who headed its exterior design, said the new Park Avenue's styling was "in part inspired by the silky, undulating surfaces of the Riviera." It includes crisp, sharp lines running from the top of the front fender, along the doors to the rear, similar to those on the Riviera, and conveying a jaunty, nautical hint.

Park Avenue continues to offer a long list of standard features such as dual airbags, anti-lock brakes, remote keyless entry and traction control (standard on Ultra).

A number of features which are standard on Ultra include: rain sensing windshield wipers; a tire inflation pressure monitoring system; highly visible head-up display yields speed, high-beam, turn signal and "check gauges" information; a special convenience console locates an illuminated writing surface, storage compartments; real wood interior trim with leather upholstery; and a Concert Sound III entertainment system.

Most of the comfort and convenience features mentioned above are standard Ultra equipment so its options list contains only a few items to suit specific tastes and applications. Most are available as options on the regular Park Avenue.

Recent refinements include an improved taillamp appearance, and enhanced sound system. Outside rearview mirrors were recently changed to fold if they contact something while parking. Also buyers will get a programmable passenger window lockout feature, automatic parallel park assist added to passenger outside mirror and a micron air filtration system.

To enhance safety, health and security, Park Avenue now includes next-generation airbags, front side bags and rear child seat tether anchors. On the Ultra, standard Michelin tires and the excellent Stabilitrak skid avoidance system will help keep buyers secure in the worst conditions. OnStar service was a dealer-installed option.

The new three-button OnStar driver assistance system is available for the 2000 model year, offering a hands-free link to person-to-person in-vehicle safety, security and information services from General Motors' 24-hour, seven-day-a-week OnStar Center. The new three-button system eliminates the need to buy separate cellular telephone service to access the OnStar system.

2000 Buick Park Avenue

Base Price: $31,725
Engine: 3.8-liter V-6, 205 hp; supercharged 3.8-liter V-6, 240 hp
Transmission: four-speed automatic
Wheelbase: 113.8 in
Length: 206.8 in
Width: 74.7 in
Height: 57.4 in
Weight: 3778-3884 lb
Fuel economy: 19 city/ 29 hwy (18/27 supercharged V-6)
Major standard equipment:
Dual front and side airbags
Anti-lock brakes
Whiplash-reducing seats
AM/FM cassette player
Power windows, locks, and mirrors
Remote keyless entry
Micron air-filtration system

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Std
Traction/Stability Control Opt

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Opt
Variable Inter. Wipers Opt
Rain Sensing Wipers Opt

Security

Anti-theft System Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Corrosion 6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance 3 Years/36,000 Miles

Buick Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

NEW! 6-Year/100,000-Mile¹ Powertrain Limited Warranty

12-Month/12,000-Mile² Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty

Exclusive 2-Year/24,000-Mile³ CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program with two included maintenance visits

¹Whichever comes first, from original in-service date. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.
²Whichever comes first, from date of purchase. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.
³Maintenance visits must occur within two years or 24,000 miles of vehicle delivery, whichever comes first. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 2012-2017 model year / Under 75,000 miles
Lease Term Certified No
Point Inspection 172-Point Vehicle Inspection and Reconditioning
IMPORTANT RECALL INFORMATION: Before a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle is listed or sold, GM requires dealers to complete all safety recalls. However, because even the best processes can break down, we encourage you to check the recall status of any vehicle at recalls.gm.com
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Return/Exchange Program 3-Day/150-Mile&#185; Vehicle Exchange Program <br> &#185;Whichever comes first. Vehicle exchange only. See dealer for details.
Roadside Assistance Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $0

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